Barwell Motorsport has announced today that it will be competing in the new Silver Cup class of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for the 2018 season.
The Surrey based team will run a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with the support of Black Bull Scotch whisky. Barwell has achieved many years of success in the Pro-Am class and will be first ever time the team will have fielded a car in the Silver cup.
As well as being involved in the British GT championship the team are excited with reigniting their partnership with Black Bull who last sponsored Barwell when they ran the hugely successful Ecurie Ecosse BMW Z4 GT3 in 2014-15.
Barwell has also announced its trio of drivers set to share the Huracan. Martin Kodric, who was part of Barwell’s successful Pro-Am crew where he claimed three victories, will return, along with 2017 Italian GT Champion Michele Beretta and young Scott Sandy Mitchell, the former McLaren academy driver who competed in British GT4 the past two seasons.
“It was a great honour to be part of Barwell Motorsport in 2017, and it’s an even greater one to continue to be part of the team again for the coming season,” Kodric said. “I’m really looking forward to the year ahead and I think we can convert it into another successful season full of great achievements,” said Martin Kodric on the announcement he would once again be racing for the team.”
Beretta added: “I am really happy to take part in the Blancpain Endurance Cup with Barwell. At the end of last year I had the opportunity to test with the team, and I have been impressed by the attention to details and professionalism they put in place. I think we have a strong line up to fight for the Silver Cup and I am looking forward to start with the programme next month.”
The Black Bull-backed Lamborghini will start its testing programme in Portimao, Portugal in February, before moving on to the official Blancpain pre-season test at Paul Ricard on March 13-14, and then to both Monza and Silverstone prior to the first race of the Endurance Cup at Monza on April 22nd.
“I’m not only really excited about entering the new Blancpain Endurance Silver Cup class, but also about the fantastic and talented young driver line-up that we have managed to assemble in our Huracan GT3,” Mark Lemmer, Barwell Motorsport team principal concluded. “We are of course also thrilled to welcome back Black Bull as our overall team partner for 2018.”